Prep Your Home for Winter Weather
Cold weather in Terre Haute can really propel your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prep your home for winter and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get stuck in window sills
and budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to establish
a snugger seal and improve window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or change
any unfastened weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Terre Haute
area and fierce sunlight can create openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local professional to establish if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to escape
into your home. Confer with a professional
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from intense weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating
properly, it may be time for replacement doors.
old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have out-dated
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying too
much to heat your home. Fresh doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with shielding
argon can help save
money all year. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help cloister your home from bitter